|Ohio State Buckeyes No. 1|
|High school||Huber Heights (OH) Wayne|
|Date of birth||November 30, 1992|
|Place of birth||Springfield, Ohio|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Braxton Miller (born November 30, 1992) is an American football wide receiver. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was the Buckeyes starting quarterback from 2011 to 2013, and was moved over to wide receiver for them in 2015.
High school career
Miller moved from Springfield, Ohio to attend Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio before his freshman year. While there, he was named a Mr. Football Award Finalist, and also competed in the UnderArmour All-American Game. He was also a letterman in basketball and track, where he went to district and regional meet in the 4 × 100 m relay, with a best of 43.68 seconds.
Miller committed to Ohio State on June 3, 2010. Miller also had scholarship offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. It was rumored that Miller's friendship with another 5-star recruit from Springfield, OH, Trey DePriest, would result in DePreist attending Ohio State as well. DePreist chose to attend Alabama.
|Name||Home town||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Huber Heights, Ohio||Wayne High School||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||4.46||Jun 3, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2 (QB) Rivals: 1 (QB), 1 (OH)|
Miller began the 2011 season as the backup to Joe Bauserman, but saw action in the season opening game against Akron, where he completed 8 of 12 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Miller didn't play in the second game of the season, against Toledo, due to a coaching decision, by then head coach Luke Fickell. Miller played very little in the third game of the season against Miami. Miller was named the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes' week 4 game against Colorado. His first career start turned out to be the best performance of his young career, as he tossed 2 touchdown passes, while going just 5 for 13 for 83 yards in the game. He was also able to run for 83 yards in the game. His second career start proved to not be so successful, as the Buckeyes lost 7–10 against Michigan State. For the game, Miller completed only 5 of 10 passes for 56 yards with an interception. He also was sacked several times resulting in −27 yards rushing. In his third start against Nebraska, Miller completed 5 of 9 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown, before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter. The Buckeyes had built a 27–6 lead with Miller playing, but they went on to lose the game 34–27, with Bauserman leading the offense for the rest of the game. The following week, the Buckeyes defeated No. 16 Illinois, 17–7. Illinois was 6–0 coming into the contest, but could not stop the Buckeyes' ground game, as they ran for 211 yards, with Miller accounting for 34 of those yards. Miller only attempted four passes the entire game, completing only one, which was for a touchdown. After their bye week Ohio State faced off against No. 15 Wisconsin and won on a last minute 40 yard touchdown pass by Miller. He was 7 of 12 for the game with one touchdown and had 99 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. After the season, Miller became the seventh Ohio State player to take home the conference’s Freshman of the Year accolade. He also won the 2011 CFPA National Freshman Trophy. He finished the regular season ranked among the conference’s top 10 in total offense with 11 passing and seven rushing touchdowns to go with 1,692 total yards.
As a sophomore in 2012, Miller passed for 2,039 yards and 15 passing touchdowns with 1,271 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He led the Buckeyes to an undefeated 12-0 record and was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.
As a junior in 2013, Miller had 2,094 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 1,068 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He was again the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. The Buckeyes started the season 12-0, however they lost their final two games; the Big Ten Championship and 2014 Orange Bowl.
Miller missed the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury and took a medical redshirt.
Entering his redshirt senior year in 2015, Miller competed with Cardale Jones and J. T. Barrett to regain the starting quarterback job. With Jones and Barrett leading the competition, Miller announced in July that he would switch positions to wide receiver. In the opening game of the 2015 season, he scored a rushing and receiving touchdown in Ohio State's victory over Virginia Tech. He finished the season with 26 receptions for 341 yards, three receiving touchdowns, 260 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
|2014||Ohio State||0||Redshirted due to injury |
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- BuckeyeGrove.com – Miller named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Ohiostate.rivals.com (2011-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-10-28.
- Big Ten Announces Top Honors of 2012 Football Season. Big Ten Conference. (2012-11-27). Retrieved on 2012-11-27.
- Ohio State's Miller Claims Wins Second Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Award. Big Ten Conference. (2013-12-03). Retrieved on 2013-13-03.
- Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners. Big Ten Conference. (2012-11-26). Retrieved on 2012-11-26.
- Big Ten announces 2013 All-Big Ten teams and select individual awards. Big Ten Conference. (2013-12-02). Retrieved on 2013-12-02.
- "Best of the Midwest: OSU's Braxton Miller the next Terrelle Pryor?". Detroit Free Press.
- "Braxton Miller". trackingfootball.com.
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- Tim Bielik. "Ohio State Recruiting: Why Braxton Miller Is a Must-Get For Jim Tressel". Bleacher Report.
- "Buckeyes go with experience at QB". journal-news.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "Akron Zips vs. Ohio State Buckeyes – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "Braxton Miller sits in OSU's victory against Toledo". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "Freshman Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Colorado Buffalos". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
- "Colorado Buffaloes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- "Michigan State's D toys with Ohio State, rides 4th-quarter FG to win". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- "Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- "Braxton Miller's injury a shock Ohio State couldn't absorb?". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- "Taylor Martinez caps Huskers' biggest comeback in win over Buckeyes". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
- Lai, Jerry (October 16, 2011). "Ohio State bounces back, upsets Illinois". usatoday.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
- "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
- "Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes – Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
- "Big Ten Announces Top Honors of 2011 Football Season". BigTen.org. Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- Ohio State's Braxton Miller named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year for second consecutive season
- Braxton Miller out for season
- Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller returning, competing for starting QB
- Thamel, Pete (July 23, 2015). "Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will change positions from QB to wide receiver". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- "BRAXTON MILLER TO TAKE RED-SHIRT, RETURN FOR 2015 SEASON". elevenwarriors.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014.